Virgin boosts Macclesfield service for Christmas

28th November 2018

Virgin Trains are set to increase weekend services from Macclesfield on the run up to Christmas, allowing customers to enjoy the Manchester festivities in the run up to the big day.

A typical Saturday will see 14 services operate between Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly, roughly equating to 14 trains per day. This is to be increased by 50%, offering two trains per hour between 11am and 5pm.

Fares for journeys between Macclesfield and Manchester with Virgin Trains start from £7.60 for an Off-Peak day return.

Gaynor Stewart, General Manager at Virgin Trains, said: “Manchester is a very popular destination on our route and each year more people are making the journey to the city to get into the festive spirit. At Macclesfield our team recognised the opportunity for additional services and we’re pleased to be delivering these by serving the town more frequently in the lead up to Christmas, offering a better experience for people making the short train ride to enjoy festivities in Manchester.”

Sheona Southern, Managing Director at Marketing Manchester, said: “Manchester is an incredibly popular Christmas destination and continues to attract an increasing number of visitors every year with the biggest Christmas Markets in the UK. Excellent transport links make Manchester a great place to visit for a day trip or weekend break, and it is fantastic to see Virgin Trains operating extra services from Macclesfield, allowing more people from across Greater Manchester and beyond the opportunity to come and explore the city and its wonderful festive events.”

Author: Darren Porter
Image: Virgin Trains